Old Post Files: Nov. 22, 1923-2013

Published 8:33 am Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Old Post Files is a regular feature within the pages of The Vicksburg Post’s print edition and digital e-edition. This feature looks back at some of the happenings from the pages of The Vicksburg Post over the past few decades. Enjoy.

100 Years Ago: 1923
Mrs. H.H. Lauderdale and her children went to Yazoo City. • Mayor J.J. Hayes issued a Red Cross Christmas Seal proclamation.

90 Years Ago: 1933
Mr. and Mrs. Burney Hutchinson returned from their honeymoon. • Robert Adams was here from Winona.

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80 Years Ago: 1943
Robert Thomas Jr. graduated from the Naval Training Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. • Frank Barber underwent a major operation.

70 Years Ago: 1953
John McElligott Jr. returned to Tulane University in New Orleans after spending Thanksgiving here.

60 Years Ago: 1963
Mrs. Walter Luster of Edwards was a patient at Mercy Hospital. • J.A. Gerache was elected faithful navigator of the Fourth Degree Assembly of Knights of Columbus.

50 Years Ago: 1973
Vicksburg service stations closed on Sunday in response to a request by President Nixon. • Cassino’s Florist was the first business in the new historic area to remodel.

40 Years Ago: 1983
Mrs. Mildred Kemper Jefferson died. • Dan Lee, superintendent of Vicksburg National Military Park since 1970, announced his retirement.

30 Years Ago: 1993
Pat Simrall was appointed Warren County Tax Collector on a 2-2 vote. • More than 600,000 was awarded to Vicksburg for a second buyout of homes in Hamilton Heights.

20 Years Ago: 2003
All Saints Episcopal School remained open indefinitely. • Bessie Mae Thomas died.

10 Years Ago: 2013
Governor Phil Bryant visited ERDC and spoke of its importance. • VWSD fell short in funding. • 50 Years later, area residents reflected on the death of President JFK.